Communication

Jul 25

Live Workshop: Real Talk/Real Food: The Challenge of Confidence and Authenticity

DRIVEN uses our very own training platform GRACE In The WorkplaceTM to inspire and generate authentic women’s leadership in business. GRACE, which is an acronym for Grit, Resilience, Authenticity, Confidence and EQ, neatly encapsulates the strengths that, once refined, can…
Jul 14

Virtual Workshop: Introducing GRACE in the Workplace

There is much documented research to suggest that women face unique challenges within corporate culture. The response from DRIVEN Professionals is an action-oriented solution known as GRACE in the WorkplaceTM! This signature series draws upon the most cutting-edge and relevant…
Jun 27

Live Workshop: Cultivating Workplace Trust

Trust is the necessary foundation of solid relationships. Yet strangely, in most workplaces and in many client/service provider relationships, trust comes into question. Second-guessing another is a biologically embedded reflex when we encounter stressful situations. And let’s face it: No…
Jun 21

When We Assume: A Real Case Study In Workplace Trust and Betrayal, Part 1

Asking questions to better understand a person’s point of view is not as simple as it sounds. It requires the discipline of keeping an open mind. It’s our reflex to project thoughts and feelings onto another, resulting in statements like,…
Jun 13

The End Of Assumption: How Genuine Curiosity Can Affect Bias

Building a culture of workplace trust can start with YOU. Yes, you have the ability to leverage your newly-acknowledged Unconscious Bias to build stronger relationships on your team, within your department, and even among the folks sitting on either side…
Jun 08

Is It In My Head?: Implicit Bias And The Challenge To Connect

Because of our individual life experiences, each of us has subconsciously constructed our own unique vision of the world. Whether positive, negative, or a bit of both, this outlook has been nuanced by factors we can clearly identify: When and…
Jun 02

Podcast: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Within everyone lurks unconscious bias. First impressions in particular are loaded with bias, and misjudgment only perpetuates from there. It is in our nature to draw bias-laden conclusions about others, turning us all into both the victims and the perpetrators,…
May 30

I Once Was Blind: 3 Ways That Unconscious Bias Can Be An Eye-Opener

Ah, the deceptive blind spot. Each of us is plagued by a few, which serve as big barriers to clear communications and a workplace culture of trust. That is, unless we actively arrange for those blind spots to be revealed…
May 24

Believing Is Not Knowing: The Advantages of Active Listening

Now that you’ve examined the 3 Magical Rules of Safe Workplace Communications, and you’ve observed how the A.I.R. Feedback ModelTM can be applied to colleagues in need of feedback, let’s dig deeper into the practice of revealing people’s Blind Spots…
May 19

Virtual Workshop: Giving & Receiving Feedback Using Corporate Emotional Intelligence

It is commonly believed that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a greater indicator of career success than IQ. A key to career maximization is maintaining an accurate assessment of an individual’s progress by perpetually identifying areas of opportunity and the need…